General Health Information

Australian Government
Information for MyMedicare patients
Find out the benefits of My Medicare and how you can register as a patient.

Australian Government 
My Medicare – Frequently Asked Questions
General information & FAQ about the benefits of My Medicare.
Useful, easy to read information and A-Z factsheets.

Cancer Council Australia
The Cancer Council’s Website provides lots of useful information and resources

Cancer Screening
Links to Breast, Cervical and Bowel cancer screening programs.

Breast Cancer Network Australia

Bowel Cancer Australia

Cancer Council QLD

Cancer Australian (Government)
Includes information from the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC), and information on lung and gynaecological cancers. Links to Australian cancer support organisations and websites.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is a world leader in cancer treatment, research and education. Excellent cancer information and links to other reliable cancer information websites.

Heart Foundation
The Heart Foundation provides guidelines for health professionals and informs the public and assists people with cardiovascular disease.

National Cholesterol Education Program Australia
This website includes information for patients including the ‘Heart-to-Heart’ booklet.

The Stroke Foundation
Useful guidelines; good overview on prevention, treatment and educational activities

Blackmores Medical
This website is an evidence-based resource for complementary medicines. It includes an excellent drug interaction guide

The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)
AIMA is an independent not for profit organisation of individual medical practitioners seeking to provide whole person medical care by integrating evidence-based complementary medicine into mainstream practice.

Australian Dental Association

Australian College of Dermatologists

All about Acne
Good patient orientated guide.

Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre
Useful site on common occupational dermatoses and their management.

Eczema Association of Australasia

National Psoriasis Foundation
American website. Excellent patient resource.

Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Queensland

Australian Diabetes Council

Therapeutic Goods Administration
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is Australia’s regulatory authority for therapeutic goods.

Alcoholics Anonymous Australia
Resources for those struggling with alcohol use. Links to AA meetings.

Quit Victoria
Quit smoking resources.

Australian Government website with quit smoking resources

Diabetes Australia

The Australian Thyroid Foundation
The Australian Thyroid Foundation (ATF) is a member-based organisation, with membership fees and donations used to support and educate members with the most up-to-date, research, treatment and medications.

The Gastroenterological Society of Australia
GESA is Australia’s peak body for the disciplines of gastroenterology and hepatology. This website is an online resource for GESA members, health professionals and consumers needing more information

Coeliac Australia

Crohn’s and Colitis Australia

IBIS Irritable Bowel Information & Support Association of Australia

Alzheimer’s Australia
Alzheimer’s Australia is the peak body providing support and advocacy for the many Australians living with dementia.

My Wishes Advance Care Planning Program (NSW Health)

National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)

Council on Ageing (NSW)

Ageing Well

Ageing with vitality: Your everyday guide to healthy active living.
An amazing resource for the older person

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Immunise Australia Program (Government)

Immunisation Calculator (SA Health)
The calculator is a computer-based system that uses the National Immunisation Program Schedule. Parents, carers and immunisation providers can use the calculator to assist in catch-up scheduling for vaccinations for children up to 7.

National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)
The Science of Immunisation: questions and answers
This publication aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in immunisation science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist.Endorsed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian Medical Association.

Flu Vaccination Q and A
Flu Vaccination Q&A

US Center for Disease Control Excellent data base of diseases A-Z

NT Health – Centre for Disease Control Publications

Anxiety Online

Beyond Blue
Also excellent information on depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder for patients and health professionals

Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Site contains information about Headspace centres and other mental health issues affecting young people.

Problem Gambling – VIC Health

Black Dog Institute
Very comprehensive site for public and health professionals on diagnostic tools and fact sheets on depression, bipolar disorder and mood disorder.

Kids Help
Good support for young people on common conditions. Provides telephone counselling.

Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW

American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons

Sports Medicine Australia

Australian Orthopaedic Association

Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine

Dietitians Association of Australia

Australian Division of World Action on Salt & Health

Measure Up

Food Standards New Zealand Australia

The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders

Go for 2 and 5
Recommended consumption of fruit and vegetables.

Osteoporosis Australia

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Palliative Care Australia

Department of Health and Ageing

Raising Children

Parenting – Better Health Channel (Vic Health)

Autism Spectrum Australia

The Drs Reference Site
Page with list of patient support groups.

Australian Breastfeeding Association


Alzheimers Australia

Headache Australia

Stroke Foundation

Epilepsy Action Australia

Brain Foundation

MS Australia

Parkinson’s Australia

Motor neurone disease (MND) Australia